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For folks in Canada, Amazon has opened up pre-orders for the Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL. You can get an order in here. Just like the game itself, this special system launches on February 19.

Nintendo has reported its financial results for the third quarter ending December 31. We’ll be rounding up the important pieces of information in this post.

– Sales are down 3.9% for the Apr-Dec 2015 period year on year
– However, operating profit is up 34.4%
– Last quarter (Oct-Dec 2015), Nintendo’s sales reached $1.83 billion (down from $2.2 billion year-on-year)
– Operating profit up to $278mn from $262mn
– Lifetime Wii U hardware: 12.60 million
– Lifetime Wii U software: 79.30 million
– Lifetime 3DS hardware: 57.94 million
– Lifetime 3DS software: 264.53 million
– 3.06 million Wii U systems sold during the first 3 quarters of 2016
– 5.88 million 3DS systems sold during the first 3 quarters of 2016


During the nine month period ended December 31, 2015, for Nintendo 3DS, “New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL,” both of which launched during the previous period as the newest members of the Nintendo 3DS family, made up the bulk of the Nintendo 3DS hardware sales. As for the Nintendo 3DS software, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer became a hit by selling 2.93 million units globally, while in overseas markets, popular titles such as Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS which were released during the previous fiscal year showed steady sales. In the Japanese market, titles such as Rhythm Tengoku (Japanese title) and Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright/Conquest gained popularity. In addition, some third-party titles sold over a million units as well. As a result, the global sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware and software were 5.88 million and 38.87 million units respectively.

With respect to Wii U, Splatoon sold 4.06 million units and Super Mario Maker sold 3.34 million units, making both titles blockbusters that vitalized the Wii U platform. In addition, Yoshi’s Woolly World, which was released during this period, and evergreen titles released in the previous period such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U showed steady sales. The global sales of the Wii U hardware and software reached 3.06 million and 22.62 million units respectively.

A new cover plate for the New 3DS has been revealed for Japan. Pictured above, it will release March 24th and will be priced at 2,000 yen.


Below are the latest titles that can be currently pre-ordered at retailers:

North America

* Save 20 percent on pre-orders with Amazon Prime or Best Buy’s GCU.

Wii U

Mighty No. 9 – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Bayonetta 2 standalone – Amazon (new), Best Buy, GameStop
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD with amiibo – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Pokken Tournament (pre-order for Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Star Fox Zero – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Terraria – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem – Best Buy
The Legend of Zelda – Amazon, Best Buy


Project X Zone 2 (pre-order for exclusive DLC pack) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest – Amazon, Best Buy , GameStop
Mega Man Legacy Collection Collector’s Edition – Best Buy
Mega Man Legacy Collection – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Pokémon Blue Version [Digital Code] – Amazon, GameStop
Pokémon Red Version [Digital Code] – Amazon, GameStop
Pokémon Yellow Version [Digital Code] – Amazon, GameStop
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (new) – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Hyrule Warriors Legends – Amazon, Best Buy , GameStop
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairlytale – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Terraria – Amazon, Best Buy , GameStop
Langrisser Re: Incarnation – Tensei – – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Metroid Prime: Federation Force – Amazon
Bravely Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition – GameStop
Bravely Second: End Layer – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Quest VII – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop
Dragon Quest VIII – Amazon, Best Buy


Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL – Best Buy, GameStop
New 3DS Pokemon 20th Anniversary Edition – Best Buy, GameStop


Roy – GameStop (exclusive)
Ryu – Best Buy
Famicom R.O.B. – Best Buy
Kapp’n (new) – Amazon, Best Buy
Rover (new) – Amazon, Best Buy


Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Collector’s Edition guide – Amazon (save $7)
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD guide (standard) – Amazon
Hyrule Warriors Legends Collector’s Edition guide (new) – Amazon (save $7)
Star Fox Zero Collector’s Edition Guide – Amazon (save $10)
The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening – Amazon (save $16)


HORI Pokken Tournament Pro Pad Limited Edition Controller – Amazon


Wii U

Mighty No. 9
Pokken Tournament


Project X Zone 2
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Langrisser Re: Incarnation -TENSEI- – Nintendo 3DS
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma


Zelda: Twilight Princess HD guide (including collector’s)
The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening


Wii U

Mighty No. 9
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Pokken Tournament
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
Star Fox Zero


The Legend of Legacy
Etrian Odyssey 2: Untold: The Fafnir Knight
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
Bravely Second: End Layer
Stella Glow
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Project X Zone 2


Zelda: Twilight Princess HD guide (including collector’s)
The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

Other notes: Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition is up on Amazon Germany. New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition is available on Amazon Italy.

The official Nintendo UK store has opened pre-orders for a pair of Zelda products. Consumers can now reserve the New 3DS Hyrule Edition as well as the Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition. Visit this page for a look at the different options available.

During Unite Tokyo, it was announced that Unity would be heading to New 3DS. It’s now been revealed that the engine will be available for use starting today. Just like Wii U, Unity comes free of charge on New 3DS.

Unity has already been working with developers to port some of their games to the New 3DS. You may recall that Wind Up Knight 2 went on sale towards the end of last year in Japan.

Unity actually supports the original 3DS as well, though with a bit of a caveat. It’s possible to “generate ROM images which are compatible with the original 3DS, and there are certainly some types of game which will run perfectly well on it, but for the majority of games we strongly recommend targeting the New Nintendo 3DS for maximum gorgeousness.”


The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:

New 3DS LL – 31,452
PS4 – 24,441
Vita – 14,999
Wii U – 11,298
New 3DS – 4,715
3DS – 2,813
PS3 – 1,671
3DS LL – 697
Xbox One – 52

For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:

New 3DS LL – 30,172
PS4 – 25,592
Vita – 18,202
Wii U – 15,398
New 3DS – 6,241
3DS – 4,797
PS3 – 1,939
3DS LL – 1,162
Xbox One – 99

And here are the software charts:

1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami – 103,256 / NEW
2. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami – 60,427 / NEW
3. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends – 54,479 / NEW
4. [PS4] Just Cause 3 – 33,660 / NEW
5. [PS4] Resident Evil Origins Collection – 21,015 / NEW
6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X – 20,714 / 2,644,499
7. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster – 15,639 / NEW
8. [WIU] Splatoon – 13,764 / 1,215,154
9. [3DS] Monster Strike – 11,684 / 769,491
10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters – 10,608 / 2,172,431
11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – 10,431 / 631,491
12. [PSV] Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – 9,379 / 52,774
13. [WIU] Super Mario Maker – 9,264 / 776,345
14. [PS4] Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – 7,292 / 49,555
15. [PS4] Fallout 4 – 5,756 / 203,426
16. [PSV] Muv-Luv Double Pack – 4,366 / NEW
17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege – 3,915 / 60,145
18. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3,890 / 639,960
19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 3,827 / 283,493
20. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 – 3,742 / 263,358


Various Pokemon products can now be pre-ordered from the Nintendo UK store. These include the 2DS bundles, New 3DS cover plates, and Pokken Tournament. Links to each are below.

Earlier this week, Nintendo revealed the special Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL for North America. We now have several photos of the system below.

TiLMENDOMiNATiON has put together another comparison video for Hyrule Warriors Legends. We’re once again able to see how the game’s performance is on the New 3DS vs. the original model. Take a look at the comparison below.

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